@TSFSports Week 14 recap and commentary: Neither snow nor sleet can slow Shady’s feet

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LeSean McCoy’s shiftiness in the snow has helped Philly leap to the top of the NFC East.

As the East coast was dealt the season’s first snowfall, some of the NFL’s best were stellar in the worst of conditions. An NFL-record 90 touchdowns were scored as five games were directly effected by inclement weather. Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy warmed up in the second half of the Eagles meeting with the Detroit Lions. McCoy rushed for a franchise record 217 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles moved back into first place in the NFC East with a 34-20 victory.

Thursday December 5, 2013

Jacksonville Jaguars 27, Houston Texans 20 - The woes of the 2013 Houston Texans plummeted to an all time low, costing head coach Gary Kubiak his job. Chad Henne passed for two touchdown passes as the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Houston Texans 27-20 to sweep the season series. The victory was Jacksonville’s third in a row while the Texans have dropped 11 straight. Kubiak — who was 61-64 (2-2 playoffs) in seven-plus seasons was replaced by defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

Sunday December 9, 2013 

Cincinnati Bengals 42, Indianapolis Colts 28 - Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Bengals (9-4) maintained their two game lead over the Baltimore Ravens with three games to play. Rookie running back Giovani Bernard rushed for 99 yards on 12 carries. The struggling Colts (8-5) have a three game lead over the Tennesse Titans in the AFC South.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Luck 29 46 326 4
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Luck 2 32 16 0
T. Richardson 6 20 3.3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Rogers 6 107 17.8 2
T. Richardson 5 68 13.6 0
CINCINNATI BENGALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Dalton 24 35 275 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
G. Bernard 12 99 8.2 0
B. Green-Ellis 17 48 2.8 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Green 6 72 12 1
M. Jones 3 60 20 1

New England Patriots 27, Cleveland Browns 26 - The Patriots (10-3) scored two touchdowns in the game’s final two-plus minutes to pull out an improbable win against the Browns (4-9). Cleveland held a 26-14 lead with a little more than two minutes remaining before New England’s rally. The Patriots are awaiting word on the knee injury suffered by tight end Rob Gronkowski in the third quarter.

CLEVELAND BROWNS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Campbell 29 44 391 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Gordon 1 34 34 0
W. McGahee 14 33 2.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Gordon 7 151 21.6 1
J. Cameron 9 121 13.4 1
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Brady 32 52 418 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Blount 8 42 5.2 0
S. Ridley 8 35 4.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Vereen 12 153 12.8 0
J. Edelman 6 64 10.7 1

NY Jets 37, Oakland Raiders 27 - Geno Smith passed for a score and ran for another as the Jets (6-7) snapped a three-game losing streak and posted a season high 37 points. The Raiders (4-9) hung tough despite missing three running backs.

OAKLAND RAIDERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. McGloin 18 31 245 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Reece 19 123 6.5 1
M. McGloin 2 20 10 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Streater 7 130 18.6 1
A. Holmes 3 63 21 0
NEW YORK JETS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
G. Smith 16 25 219 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
C. Ivory 18 76 4.2 1
G. Smith 5 50 10 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Winslow 3 61 20.3 0
S. Holmes 3 55 18.3 0

Kansas City Chiefs 45, DC 10 - The Chiefs (10-3) won for the first time in a month and completed their sweep of the NFC East in the process. Kansas City scored on their first four possessions, dropping DC to (3-10). Reports prior to game time cited DC head coach Mike Shanahan considered stepping down last season because of the relationship between owner Daniel Snyder and quarterback Robert Griffin III. Griffin was sacked five times before being replaced by Kirk Cousins in the 4th quarter.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Smith 14 20 137 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Charles 19 151 7.9 1
K. Davis 11 30 2.7 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Bowe 4 69 17.2 1
D. McCluster 4 22 5.5 0
WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Griffin 12 26 164 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Morris 12 31 2.6 0
R. Griffin 4 29 7.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Robinson 4 67 16.8 0
L. Paulsen 3 44 14.7 1

Baltimore Ravens 29, Minnesota Vikings 26 - Both teams scored 20 or more points in the fourth quarter to set the stage for a grand finale. Joe Flacco’s game-winning touchdown pass was the fifth and final touchdown in the last 2:05 of regulation. Adrian Peterson left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury. The Ravens (7-4) are still alive for the AFC North title and a wild card spot. Cordarrelle Patterson had five receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings (3-9-1).

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Cassel 17 38 265 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
T. Gerhart 15 89 5.9 1
A. Peterson 7 13 1.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Patterson 5 141 28.2 1
G. Jennings 5 53 10.6 0
BALTIMORE RAVENS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Flacco 28 50 245 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Rice 17 67 3.9 0
J. Flacco 1 22 22 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Brown 7 92 13.1 1
D. Pitta 6 48 8 1

Green Bay Packers 22, Atlanta Falcons 21 - The Packers defense finally broke through at a crucial time, helping the team end a five-game skid. Matt Flynn passed for 258 yards and a touchdown for the Packers (6-6-1). Matt Ryan’s fumble early in the 4th quarter opened the door for a Packers touchdown. The Falcons (3-10) were never able to stage a rally after that point.

ATLANTA FALCONS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Ryan 20 35 206 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
S. Jackson 15 71 4.7 0
J. Rodgers 7 14 2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. White 8 74 9.2 0
Dr. Davis 1 36 36 1
GREEN BAY PACKERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Flynn 24 32 258 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
E. Lacy 20 65 3.2 1
M. Flynn 6 28 4.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Nelson 4 85 21.2 0
A. Quarless 6 66 11 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Buffalo Bills 6 - Running back Bobby Rainey got things started for the Bucs (4-9) with an 80-yard touchdown run on the game’s second play. Mike Glennon passed for two touchdowns. The Bills (4-9) have lost five of six and will miss the playoffs for the 14th consecutive season.

BUFFALO BILLS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
E. Manuel 18 33 184 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
E. Manuel 5 29 5.8 0
C. Spiller 11 22 2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Johnson 5 67 13.4 0
F. Jackson 4 26 6.5 0
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Glennon 9 25 90 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Rainey 22 127 5.8 1
B. Leonard 7 26 3.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
V. Jackson 3 70 23.3 1
T. Wright 2 21 10.5 1

Miami Dolphins 34, Pittsburgh Steelers 28 - The Dolphins (7-6) kept their wild card hopes alive with a gutty win in Pittsburgh. For the second time in as many weeks, the Steelers (5-8) were caught up in a sideline controversy. Antonio Brown’s apparent touchdown on a series of laterals was called back when instant replay showed him stepping out of bounds.

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Tannehill 20 33 200 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Thomas 16 105 6.6 1
R. Tannehill 2 56 28 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Clay 7 97 13.9 2
B. Hartline 5 51 10.2 1
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
B. Roethlisberger 23 39 349 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Bell 15 61 4.1 0
J. Dwyer 3 8 2.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Brown 5 137 27.4 1
J. Cotchery 5 62 12.4 1

Philadelphia Eagles 34, Detroit Lions 20 - The Eagles offense erupted for 28 fourth quarter points and accounted for 12 plays of 20 yards or more as Philly (8-5) won their fifth straight. Jeremy Ross returned a punt and kickoff return for the Lions (7-6), who lost three of their seven fumbles.

DETROIT LIONS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Stafford 10 25 148 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Bell 23 69 3 1
T. Riddick 4 12 3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Bell 4 58 14.5 0
C. Johnson 3 49 16.3 0
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
N. Foles 11 22 179 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. McCoy 29 217 7.5 2
C. Polk 4 50 12.5 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Cooper 3 74 24.7 0
D. Jackson 4 59 14.8 1

Denver Broncos 51, Tennessee Titans 28 - Peyton Manning may have dispelled another myth by passing for four touchdowns in a chilly and snowy Sports Authority Field at Mile High. John Fox returned to the sidelines for the Broncos (11-2) since suffering a heart attack. Placekicker Matt Prater broke one of the NFL’s most hallowed records when he kicked a 64-yard field goal, breaking the former record of 63 yards set by Tom Dempsey.

TENNESSEE TITANS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Fitzpatrick 13 24 172 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
S. Greene 9 46 5.1 2
C. Johnson 12 46 3.8 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Hunter 4 114 28.5 1
N. Washington 2 24 12 0
DENVER BRONCOS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
P. Manning 39 59 397 4
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
K. Moreno 14 78 5.6 1
M. Ball 15 77 5.1 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
E. Decker 8 117 14.6 1
D. Thomas 7 88 12.6 1

Arizona Cardinals 30, St. Louis Rams 10 - Carson Palmer proved he was ready to go for the Cardinals (8-5). Carson completed 27 0f 32 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown. Larry Fitzgerald caught 12 of those balls for 96 yards and a touchdown. The Rams (5-8) didn’t score their first touchdown until the fourth quarter.

ST. LOUIS RAMS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
K. Clemens 16 27 181 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
T. Austin 1 56 56 0
Z. Stacy 14 25 1.8 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Cook 3 49 16.3 0
S. Bailey 3 46 15.3 0
ARIZONA CARDINALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Palmer 27 32 269 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Ellington 11 46 4.2 1
R. Mendenhall 17 41 2.4 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Fitzgerald 12 96 8 1
R. Housler 3 42 14 0

San Francisco 49ers 19, Seattle Seahawks 17 - The Niners (9-4) kept the Seahawks (11-2) from clinching the NFC West thanks to a 22-yard Phil Dawson field goal with 26 seconds remaining. San Francisco is undefeated against the division at home since October 2008.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Wilson 15 25 199 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Lynch 20 72 3.6 1
R. Turbin 2 12 6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Willson 3 70 23.3 1
G. Tate 6 65 10.8 0
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Kaepernick 15 29 175 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
F. Gore 17 110 6.5 0
C. Kaepernick 9 31 3.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Boldin 6 93 15.5 0
M. Crabtree 4 40 10 0

San Diego Chargers 37, NY Giants 14 - The Giants (5-8) never got it going as Eli Manning fell to 0-3 against the Chargers (6-7). Phillip Rivers found rookie Keenan Allen for two of his three touchdown passes. The loss all but eliminates the Giants from the playoffs.

NEW YORK GIANTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
E. Manning 20 32 259 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Brown 16 81 5.1 0
P. Hillis 4 11 2.8 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
H. Nicks 5 135 27 0
V. Cruz 5 42 8.4 0
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
P. Rivers 21 28 249 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Mathews 29 103 3.6 1
D. Woodhead 7 42 6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Allen 3 59 19.7 2
D. Woodhead 4 52 13 1

New Orleans Saints 31, Carolina Panthers 13 - A slow start by the Panthers (9-4) may have contributed to the Saints (10-3) taking total control of the NFC South. The Panthers scored only six points on their first two possessions. New Orleans — happy to be at home — posted 31 unanswered points to snap Carolina’s eight-game winning streak. The two teams meet in Carolina in two weeks. Drew Brees became the fourth quarterback to surpass 50,000 passing yards.

CAROLINA PANTHERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Newton 22 34 160 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
De. Williams 13 52 4 0
C. Newton 6 48 8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Smith 6 49 8.2 1
G. Olsen 8 40 5 0
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
D. Brees 30 42 313 4
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Sproles 1 38 38 0
P. Thomas 7 14 2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Colston 9 125 13.9 2
J. Graham 6 58 9.7 2

Monday Night Football:

Dallas Cowboys (7-5) at Chicago Bears (6-6) - The Bears have been flip-flopping in recent weeks, but Josh McCown has shown he can still sling it. Brandon Marshall and others have responded in kind to their current signal caller. The Cowboys can’t risk trailing by double-digits to the Bears on the road. Snow would be nice.

Bears 27 – Cowboys 24

4 Responses to “@TSFSports Week 14 recap and commentary: Neither snow nor sleet can slow Shady’s feet”

  1. Mapoui says:

    the Eagles win was sweet. enjoyed looking at that game.

    Concluded last year that Eli Manning is jaded to his core. worse this year. Eli has scaled the mountain twice and cant motivate himself any more.

    Reese has a real problem on his hand.

    Coughlin should be thanked..his run done.

    a new potential franchise QB should be brought in. Eli should be told he is in open competition. better to trade him for value. maybe a new setting would motivate him again.

    I guess the Panthers streak had to end at some point. but that was quite meek last night..that loss. strange!

    Sunday night stinker

  2. Mapoui says:

    lookin’ forward to the departure of of Shanahan, Philbin and Dennis Allen. Schiano may have saved himself by now

    Chicago tossed Lovie Smith.. along with their defence apparently.

    with Lovie gone one expected a strong offensive line, super offense…and a season long upright Jay Cutler.

    the opposite has taken place along with the disappearance of the defence

    interesting! very likely no 10-6 this year for the Bears!

  3. publius africanus says:

    I’m counting down till the end of the season on Dennis Allen. How does he get two years, taking an 8-8 team one win from a playoff berth to 4-12 last year and 4-9(so far) this year? If Reggie McKenzie gives him another year both he and Allen need the Sandman hook.

  4. Mapoui says:

    Talk about the devil! Chicago played a very nice game beating Dallas completely..decent defence and strong offence..7-6

    wirgh road games at Cleveland and Philly, and home to Green Bay remaining, the Bears could possibly win 2 of those to end up 9-7.

    Cleveland and the eagles are likely to be very tough games. the Bears best shot should Green Bay at home. then again….

    the season goes down to the wire.

    interesting development with the Bears: is Josh McCown playing Jay Cutler out of a job and into free agency next year?

    to understate perhaps…I might have been premature on Philbin. the man is saving his job with wins like Sunday in Pittsburgh. Miami has won a few in succession despite internal troubles.

    that’s holding the team together which can be credited to the coach

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